S.374 to be part of base Senate gun control bill


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Bartholomew Roberts
March 22, 2013, 10:39 AM
http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/reid-reverses-course-will-introduce-tough-gun-bill_708778.html

According to this article, after criticism from the gun control crowd, Reid is going to include Senator Schumer's S.374 bill as part of the base Senate gun control bill. This means that all of the gun control in the Senate - trafficking, mental health provisions, etc. is going to be tied to S.374.

For those of you who aren't already aware, S.374 basically makes all gun owners into felons (http://armsandthelaw.com/archives/2013/03/s_374_the_unive.php). Something as simple as showing your firearm to a friend now requires a NICS check unless you are in your own home or on a certified shooting range.

Loaning a shotgun to a friend for hunting and not on your own land? NICS check.

Going out of town for 8 days and want to leave a handgun for your spouse? NICS check.

Of course, in addition to these provisions, records must be kept of every transfer and the Attorney General can set whatever fee he decides is "reasonable" for the NICS check.

it is absolutely imperative you contact your Senators and let them know that this bill is not acceptable. They are trying to sell this as "reasonable background checks" but the bill will make it impossible to own a gun without eventually becoming a felon.

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Bartholomew Roberts
March 22, 2013, 11:39 AM
Folks, I cannot emphasize enough how serious this is. This bill is so bad that not one single Senator would co-sponsor. NRA F-rated Mark Kirk bailed out on this bill. Diane Feinstein didn't even co-sponsor this bill!

Please, call your Senators TODAY and tell them to oppose the Senate bill. This is not just background checks; this bill criminalizes everything gun owners do and there is a real chance it could pass because it is being sold as "reasonable background checks."

paul
March 22, 2013, 01:05 PM
Honestly, this may be the "poison pill"...

edited after actually reading the links above.

I still think we're not going to see this become law.

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Dead Zed
March 22, 2013, 01:56 PM
Does anyone have any insight as to how this would apply to range rentals?

Dead Zed
March 22, 2013, 02:09 PM
I don't! Welcome to THR,Dead Zed.
Thanks Johnny. Unless it's my area of expertise, I rarely post in forums, but I read a lot.

Demitrios
March 22, 2013, 02:15 PM
This link can help you find out who your senator is.

http://www.senate.gov/pagelayout/senators/f_two_sections_with_teasers/states.htm

This link can help you contact your senator.

http://www.senate.gov/reference/common/faq/How_to_contact_senators.htm

T Slothrop
March 22, 2013, 03:02 PM
Fresh messages sent to both my senators. Burr won't vote for it, I'm sure. Hagan is anyone's guess. She's a liberal Dem, but she is also up for re-election next year in what is still a red state overall.

Bartholomew Roberts
March 22, 2013, 03:17 PM
Does anyone have any insight as to how this would apply to range rentals?

based on Dave Hardy's analysis in the link above, it looks like it would depend on how the range was organized. It would have to be organized as a corporation (no individuals or partnerships) and it would probably need to have shooting listed as its specific purpose in the articles on incorporation in order to pass the very limited "range exception" in the bill.

All other ranges would need to do a NICS transfer every time they rented a firearms AND every time the firearm was returned to stay legal. I'm sure that won't contribute to more NICS downtime.

Which brings up another scary aspect, if you are an FFL, you are responsible for keeping permanent records of every one of these stupid transactions. What happens when you get audited and your paper trail isn't complete because you now have 10x the paperwork for guns not even in your inventory? I think the fine alone starts at $5,000. Lots of FFLs will go out of business I imagine...

Tom from WNY
March 22, 2013, 05:22 PM
I would like to write my Senators; but......

One authored S374, the other is his bootlick blonde.

I write my House Rep. instead.

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